Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ripoff of the month!

So I’m going to start a new monthly “Ripoff of the month” feature where I look at one item or service and drill down to see how much we are being ripped off. This month it the oil change. So … Continue reading

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“Tote that barge and lift dat bale!” – Airline Baggage Fees

In a recent Blog I suggested that rather than checking empty or relatively empty bags in some cases it is more economical to not take bags with you, other than carry-on, to the U.S. and to cheaper to buy a … Continue reading

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Comparing Apples to Big Apples

The combined State and Local Sales Tax rate in Buffalo and surrounding area is approximately 8.0% – 8.75% so immediate savings as compared to Ontario HST is minimum 4.25%. Also there are no Eco Taxes in NY, this means there … Continue reading

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Canada/U.S. Price Gap – BMO Report

Click to access sr120517.pdf                     * Blog Note – Also remember that Sales Tax, when applicable in Buffalo is on average 7% – 8.75% that’s another 6% savings so 14% difference … Continue reading

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Is the penny dropping? No it was just a little bird!

Cross-border shopping costs greater than believed even as gap narrows: report The assessment of costs comes from the bank’s deputy chief economist, Doug Porter, in his latest price gap comparison between consumer goods in Canada and the United States. http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/cross-border-shopping-costs-greater-135040146.htmlContinue reading

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A Little Off The Top, A Little More in The Pocket

So as all you guys are aware the local corner barbershop is fast going the way of the dodo. Growing up I went to the same barber my Dad went to, and continued to go there for 20 plus years … Continue reading

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Sharp Dressed Man

So #1 son needs a suit for his sister weeding this fall and, as you can well expect, Dad has to cough up the funds during his claim of poverty. Had him go to Moores and check out the “off … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Game Cheaper Than a Leafs Regular Season Ticket

Even if you factor in the airfare it’s still a great deal! NHL Western Conference Finals Playoff Tickets: Los Angeles Kings at Phoenix Coyotes – Home Game 2  

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A Guys gotta eat – part two!

Sometimes it’s true, a picture is worth a thousand words. Here is an example $31.71 off a $55.64 food shopping bill at fry’s. I know, I don’t need the Ben and Gerry’s ice cream.

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Car 54 where am I?

So the old Mio GPS system with 2006 maps finally needed upgrading. As Mio no longer in business I took a look in this weekends flyers in Phoenix for a deal. Found the Garmin Nuvi 40 for $89.95 at target … Continue reading

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